Section 7 Books / After 8 Books
est une librairie d'art et théorie, et une maison d'édition à Paris
/ is an art & theory bookshop and a publisher based in Paris

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Section 7 Books
31, passage Ponceau
75002 Paris, FR

Horaires / We are open: 14-19h / 2-7pm Mer-Sam / Wed-Sat
T. +33 (0)6 74239018


La librairie sera fermée Jeudi 20 Avril 2017
The bookstore will be CLOSED on April 20 !!
We will be in Berlin, celebrating Evelyn Taocheng Wang UNINTENDED EXPERIENCE book
at Bob's Pogo Bar, at KW !
Join us !

friday 5th of May 2017, 6pm
Forked Apologies
book launch and reading, with Michael Van den Abeele.
The sign on the door says
You can keep your weapons but Leave your careers outside
Inside a heartwarming brunch is hosted Almost every second sunday
No one has children
so they last till very late

1rst April 2017, 5pm
It Needed to be Tender and to be Whipped
book launch by Julie Béna.
Béna's practice mostly enfolds in performance and sculpture. However, this collection of poems, essays, film and theater scripts wind around her visual art work.

24 MARCH 2017, 6 pm
book launch and screening, with Karel Martens, Julie Peeters, and Chris Fitzpatrick ! .
He is back ! So happy to host living legend typographer and book magician Karel Martens, in conversation with designer Julie Peeters and Chris Fitzpatrick, director of Kunstverein Munchen. We'll also be screening Martens's film Not for Resale.

9 MARCH 2017, 6 pm
The World in Which We Occur
website launch + spoken words in the company of co-hosts Margarida Mendes and Jennifer Teets.
The World in Which We Occur is an event series co-led by Margarida Mendes and Jennifer Teets, taking place live over the telephone, and formulated around questions addressed by speakers across the world. Embarking on modern day issues rooted in the history of materiality and flux as well as pertinent politically enmeshed scientific affairs shaping our world today, the series premise is one of interrogation and epistemic search.
The World in Which We Occur is loosely inspired by, and set in the legacy of hybrids growing out of artist James Lee Byars’ 1969 World Question Centre.

26 FEBRUARY 2017, 5 pm
at THE COMMUNITY (65 rue du Chateau d'Eau, Paris)
F.R.DAVID: ‘Inverted Commas’
Launch of the 13th issue of the journal F.R.DAVID, with reading and song by editors Will Holder and Riet Wijnen.
‘Inverted Commas’’s starting point is The Registry of Pseudonyms, an online database of pseudonyms which accounts for who is who and why who is who. This issue of F.R.DAVID focuses on the term ‘pseudonym’ through aspects of names and naming, bodies, brains, the self, audiences, authorship, and all their mutual relations.
Co-published in 2017 by uh books and KW Institute for Contemporary Art – F.R.DAVID is a typographical journal, dealing with the management of reading and writing in contemporary art practices.

24 FEBRUARY 2017, 6 pm
Lisa Roberston, 3 Summers
Join us to celebrate and listen to Lisa reading from 3 Summers, her latest book of poetry. Published by Coach House, Toronto.

18 NOVEMBRE 2016, 7 pm
Hill of Dreams, a book and a film by Jessica Warboys
The film Hill of Dreams takes the fantastical semi-autobiographical novel of the same name written by Arthur Machen in 1907 as a point of reference for filmed wanderings and visions in South Wales almost a century later. Hill of Dreams is designed by Goda Budvytyte and published by Tate.

10-14 NOVEMBRE 2016
best books in best book fair // the bookstore will be CLOSED meanwhile! Come see us at fancy ENSBA for better wallpapers and expensive macarons.

19-23 OCTOBRE 2016
best books in best art fair

01.10.2016, 5PM
by Louis Lüthi and Kasper Andreasen

16.09.2016, 6PM
UNPLUGGED YELLOW by Richard Dailey
1979-80 on the Lower East Side: Artists, collectors and punks in a 1979-80 novel about a love triangle on the Lower East Side, Haiti, Paris and Timbuktu.

23.07.2016, 5PM
Nicholas Tammens: Two Slideshows
as a part of Ian Burn et al.
A research query focusing on the legacy of Australian artist Ian Burn (1939-1993), and the work of his network of peers.

09.07.2016, 5PM
Soleil politique
lancement / book launch & conversation avec / with
Pierre Bal-Blanc

25.06.2016, 6PM
Cléa N°.1 _ Davide Cascio & Michaël Sellam
Présentation et lectures avec France Valliccioni, Renaud Bezy, David Blair et Benjamin Rondeau

18.06.2016, 6PM
OMG !! Performance and book-launch by
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

05.06.2016 - end of summer
After 8
books in a room - by Section 7 Books
at Occidental Temporary
$€£ bring your cash ! $€£

29.04.2016, 7 PM
The Sitter
A recent text by Dena Yago
Read by Julien Ceccaldi, Louise Sartor
and Dena Yago

17.04.2016, 5-7 PM
Ben Kinmont - Antinomian Press

a talk by Ben Kinmont; a presentation of various catalogues, books, multiples, and broadsides published by the Antinomian Press; and a new printing of Project Series: Lee Lozano

15.04.2016, 7-9PM
Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet - Spectacles sans objet
publié par les éditions P, Marseille, 2016
présentation en lecture & chanson

9.04.2016, 4-7 PM
YUJI AGEMATSU – ZIP: 01–01–14…12–31–14

with Julie Peeters
& Ballers Eve, Robert Walser,
The Crack Fox, Michel Auder, & drinks.
It must be a difficult step for any artist to decide to work with trash, to take it, with all its rigid contrivances, folly, and lapses in taste, at all seriously. But Agematsu overthrows the genre with his free-wheeling conception, facility, and ingenious, almost childlike, love of contradiction. Precise and superabundant, deadly serious and ebullient, filthy and dignified, Agematsu exposes us to these opposites, and if he wishes to make something black, to also confront beauty. He never fails to be in awe of the sense of mystery that attaches itself to the particulars of things. it is this awe and his facility that keep this work from being yet another example of de-contextualization, which received its awkward name in the late twentieth century and was a fixture of that century’s visual culture. Burial masks decorate orthopedics’ waiting rooms, airplane propellers on display in coffee shops—these are familiar forms of the practice of taking something from where it belongs and putting it where it doesn’t belong, to be merely observed.*

ZIP: 01–01–14…12–31–14 is a book designed by Julie Peeters and Scott Ponik. Photographs by Aaron Flint Jamison and Scott Ponik. Published by Artspeak, Thea Westreich Wagner/Ethan Wagner Publications, and *Yale Union.